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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Washington DC to Williamsburg?

Lowest price$35.12
Fastest train3h 30m
Trains per day2
Train lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Washington to Williamsburg during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

What is the price of a train ticket from Washington DC to Williamsburg?

In the last month, $35.12 was the average price of a train ticket from Washington, DC to Williamsburg, VA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 26 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $30.76 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Washington DC to Williamsburg?

The distance between Washington DC and Williamsburg is approximately 114 miles, or 184 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 44 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Washington DC to Williamsburg are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Washington DC at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Washington DC to Williamsburg?

Trains leave the station in Washington DC twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Williamsburg with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Williamsburg to Washington DC. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Washington DC to Williamsburg for $63.97.

Which train should you take from Washington DC to Williamsburg?

Amtrak Northeast Regional is the one and only train line which connects Washington, District of Columbia to Williamsburg, Virginia. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Northeast Regional23h 45m$41.87

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Washington DC to Williamsburg start from $35, and on average cost $42. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Williamsburg. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Williamsburg trains arrive at 468 N Boundary St, From Washington DC to Williamsburg train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 3 hours and 45 minutes. If you are looking to get to Williamsburg faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 30 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $44 for a one-way train ticket to Williamsburg.

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Washington, DC to Williamsburg, VA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




August 15, 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

The bathrooms were disgusting. The bathrooms were disgusting.

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